As a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Irvine, my research interests encompass economic sociology, political sociology, political economy, and environmental sociology. My dissertation looks at the financialization of the environment by examining how the growth of financial markets has impacted water governance in the Western US. In the long term, I seek to understand the socio-economics of public governance and climate change adaptation. I have published and presented on a number of topics related to the nexus of economy and society.